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Chronographia by Johannes de Beka; Wroclaw, BU, ms. R. 184

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Name Chronographia by Johannes de Beka; Wroclaw, BU, ms. R. 184
[137] Chronographia Beke 1r - 78v
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Short description Manuscript dating from the first half of the 15th century, contains the Chronographia by Johannes de Beke.
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Holding institution Wroclaw, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
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Identifier in collection R. 184
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  • >1400-<1450
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  • Johannes de Beka (Jan Beke, Jehan van der Beka)
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Specification It was obviously the intention the manuscript would be decorated. Miniatures are not filled in and at various places parts of pages are not written on. Bruch, Chronographia, p. xiv.
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  • Bruch, H., Chronographia Johannis de Beke (The Hague 1973)
  • Furmerius, B., Petrus, S., Historia veterum episcoporum Ultraiectinae sedis et comitum Hollandiae... (Franeker 1612)
  • Lap van Waveren, G., Buchelius, A. , Ioannes de Beka canonicus Ultrajectinus et Wilhelmus Heda praepositus Arnhemensis de episcopis Ultraiectinis (Utrecht 1643)
Additional remarks Translations of the Chronographia in French ca. 1453-1457 (q.v. Noomen) and in middle Dutch in a late 14th century anonymous translation 'Cronike vanden stichte van Utrecht ende van Holland' continued to 1393 and with later continuations to 1456.
  • , Database Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscripta (e-BNM), http://www.bibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl/bijzondere-collecties/handschriftenarchievenbrieven/bnm.html
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  • Bolhuis van Zeeburgh, J., Kritiek der Friesche geschiedschrijving. Eerste gedeelte: Emo, Menco tot Ubbo Emmius (The Hague 1873), 90-91
  • Bossuat, Robert, Manuel bibliographique de la littérature française du moyen age. Second supplément 1954-1960 (Paris 1961), 104
  • Bruch, H., Chronicon Tielense, de Annales Tielensis en Johannes de Beke en nogmaals het quasi-Necrologium Egmondanum, Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis 77 (1964), 317-321, 317-321
  • Bruch, H., Chronographia Johannis de Beke (The Hague 1973)
  • Bruch, H., De moord op de bisschop, Jaarboek Oud Utrecht 64 (1991), 60-65, 60-65
  • Bruch, H., De moordenaar van bisschop Koenraad was geen Fries, It Beaken 58 (1996), 185-189, 185-189
  • Bruch, H., De werken die Johannes de Beka niet geschreven heeft, Archief voor de geschiedenis van het aartsbisdom Utrecht 72 (1953), 61-89, 61-89
  • Bruch, H., Egiboldus, verschijning en verdwijning van een bisschop. Een historiografische studie, Jaarboek Oud Utrecht 61 (1988), 113-118, 113-118
  • Bruch, H., Johannes de Beke en Friesland, It Beaken 46 (1984), 238-250, 238-250
  • Bruch, H., Johannes de Beke. Croniken van den Stichte van Utrecht ende van Hollant (The Hague 1982)
  • Bruch, H., Supplement bij de geschiedenis van de noord-Nederlandse geschiedschrijving in de middeleeuwen van dr. Jan Romein (Haarlem 1956), 25-27
  • Bruch, H., Vijftiend'eeuwsche kronieken, Bijdragen voor vaderlandsche geschiedenis en oudheidkunde 3 (1942), 236-243, 236-243
  • Bruch, H., Waren die bisschoppen allemaal Friesen?, It Beaken 49 (1987), 45-56, 45-56
  • Buuren, A.M.J. van, 1400, Literatuur 2 (1985), 351, 351
  • Carasso-Kok, M., Repertorium van verhalende historische bronnen uit de middeleeuwen. Heiligenlevens, annalen, kronieken en andere in Nederland geschreven verhalende bronnen (Den Haag 1981), 312-315
  • Chevalier, U., Répertoire des sources historiques du Moyen Age. Bio-bibliographie I (Paris 1903), 2364
  • Coster, H., De kroniek van Johannes de Beka. Haar bronnen en haar eerste redactie (Utrecht 1914), 129-144, 206-208
  • Coster, H., Nog eens: Beka, Chronicon Tielense en Annales Tielenses, Bijdragen voor vaderlandsche geschiedenis en oudheidkunde 4 (1917), 226-258, 226-258
  • Ebels-Hoving, B., Nederlandse geschiedschrijving 1350-1530. Een poging tot karakterisering, in: Ebels-Hoving, B.; Tilmans, C.P.H.M.; Santing, Catrien, Genoechlicke ende lustige historiën. Laatmiddeleeuwse geschiedschrijving in Nederland (Hilversum 1987), 217-242, 217-243
  • Hage, A.L.H., Drie geschiedschrijvers in het graafschap Holland en het 'ghemene volc': Stoke, Beke en de Clerc, in: Vellekoop, C.; Stuip, R.E.V., Gewone mensen in de middeleeuwen. Bundel studies aangeboden aan F.W.N. Hugenholz ter gelegenheid van zijn afscheid (Utrecht 1987), 282-297, 282-297
  • Hof, J., De abdij van Egmond van de aanvang tot 1573 (The Hague, Haarlem 1973), 319-320
  • Janse, A., Beke, Johannes de, in: Dunphy, G., The encyclopedia of the medieval chronicle (Leiden, Boston 2010), 163, 163
  • Janse, A., De Nederlandse Beke opnieuw bekeken, Jaarboek voor middeleeuwse geschiedenis 9 (2006), 116-149, 116-149
  • Janse, A., De waarheid van een falsum. Op zoek naar de politieke context van het Karelsprivilege, De vrije Fries 71 (1991), 7-28, 7-28
  • Janse, A., Graaf Willem I van Holland (1203-1222), Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden 116 (2001), 141-161, 141-161
  • Janse, A., Ridderslag en ridderlijkheid in laat-middeleeuws Holland, Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden 112 (1997), 317-335, 317-335
  • Kampinga, H., De opvattingen over onze oudere vaderlandsche geschiedenis bij de Hollandsche historici der 16e en 17e eeuw (The Hague 1917)
  • Keesman, W., Oorsprongsmythen als zelfuitlegging. Over achtergrond en betekenis van middeleeuwse verhalen rond Trojaanse stedenstichtingen, in: Pleij, H., Op belofte van profijt. Stadsliteratuur en burgermoraal in de Nederlandse letterkunde van de middeleeuwen (Amsterdam 1991), 262-279, 274
  • Leupen, H.D., Filips van Leiden. Een onderzoek naar ontstaan, vorm en inhoud van zijn traktaat 'De cura reipublicae et sorte principantis' (Amsterdam 1975), 159-167
  • Mostert, R., Pleidooi voor sterrenkunde als hulpwetenschap bij het bestuderen van de middeleeuwen, Millennium 6 (1992), 166-177, 166-177
  • Muller Fz., S., Die Hollantsche cronike van den Heraut. Eene studie over de Hollandsche geschiedbronnen uit het Beijersche tijdperk, Bijdragen voor vaderlandsche geschiedenis en oudheidkunde 2 (1885), 36-50, 36-50
  • Muller Fz., S., Lijst van Noord-Nederlandsche kronijken met opgave van bestaande handschriften en litteratuur (Utrecht 1880), 36-39
  • Noomen, W., La traduction française de la Chronographia Johannis de Beke (The Hague 1954)
  • Oostrom, F. van, Aanvaard dit werk. Over Middelnederlandse auteurs en hun publiek (Amsterdam 1992), 80, 156, 213
  • Populer, M., Les entrées inaugurales des princes dans les villes. Usage et signification. L'example des trois comtés de Hainaut, Hollande et Zélande entre 1417 et 1433, Revue du Nord 76 (1994), 25-52, 25-52
  • Post, R.R., Kerkgeschiedenis van Nederland in de middeleeuwen II (Utrecht 1957), 195
  • Potthast, A.F., Bibliotheca Historica Medii Aevi. Wegweiser durch die Geschichtswerke des europäischen Mittelalters bis 1500 I (Berlin 1896), 141-142
  • Romein, J., Geschiedenis van de Noord-Nederlandsche geschiedschrijving in de middeleeuwen. Bijdrage tot de beschavingsgeschiedenis (Haarlem 1932), 82-86
  • Rutgers, J.C.A., Jan van Arkel, bisschop van Utrecht, Bijdragen van het Instituut voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis der Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht 34 (1970), 62, 215-216, 62, 215-216
  • Struick, J.E.A.L., "Om ijdel woorden wille", Jaarboek Oud Utrecht (1981), 35-60, 35-60
  • Suir, E.T., Bisschop Jan van Virneburg en de Utrechtse kapittels 1364-1376, Jaarboek Oud Utrecht (1990), 85-100, 85-100
  • Tilmans, K. , "Autentijck en warachtig". Stedestichtingen in de Hollandse geschiedschrijving: van Beke tot Aurelius, Holland 21 (1989), 68-87, 68-87
  • Tilmans, K. , Aurelius en de Divisiekroniek van 1517. Historiografie en humanisme in Holland in de tijd van Erasmus (Hilversum 1988)
  • Verbij-Schillings, J., Beeldvorming in Holland. Heraut Beyeren en de historiografie omstreeks 1400 (Amsterdam 1995)
  • Wagner, P., Gillon le Muisi, Abt von St. Martin in Tournai, sein Leben und seine Werke nach den Quellen bearbeiteit (Berlin 1897)
  • Wind, S. de, Bibliotheek der Nederlandsche geschiedschrijvers I (Middelburg 1835), 51-55
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Authors

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Name Johannes de Beka (Jan Beke, Jehan van der Beka)
Sex male
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Year/date of death
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Additional remarks 14th century cleric. By Hof and Bruch identified as a priest living in the Egmond abbey. Leupen argues he was a student and clerk mentioned in a Parisian cartulary. Cf. a record of Johannes de Beke, canonicus ordinis premonstratensis as rector of the church of Nyendamme (1316) and as a priest in Pijnacker (shortly before 1326).
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Memorial text [137] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [23] Chronicles (e.g., Chronicon Egmundanum, Chronographia) and other texts; Leiden, UB, ms. BPL 2429
Memorial text [74] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [24] Chronicles (Chronicon Egmundanum and Chronographia); Brussels, KB, ms. 6405-6407
Memorial text [81] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [34] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka, and other chronicles; The Hague, MM, ms. 10 B 30
Memorial text [129] Chronographia Johannes de Beke
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Text carrier [35] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka with Continuatio IV; Utrecht, UB, ms. 781
Memorial text [132] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [36] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka with Continuation IV; Utrecht, UB, ms. 782
Memorial text [135] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [38] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka (extended version, with continuation up to 1364); Utrecht, UB, ms. 783
Memorial text [138] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [39] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka; Wolfenbüttel, HAB, ms. Cod. Guelf. 484 Helmstedt
Memorial text [140] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [40] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka with Continuatio V continued up to 1456; Utrecht, UB, ms. 785
Memorial text [142] Chronographia
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Text carrier [41] Johannes de Beka: Chronographia with Continuatio III; Giessen, UB, ms. 218
Memorial text [143] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [42] Johannes de Beka: Chronographia; Leiden, UB, ms. VLF 109
Memorial text [146] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [43] Several chronicles (e.g., Chronographia by Johannes de Beke and Hollantsche cronike by Herald Beyeren ); Brussels, KB, ms. 5753-5759
Memorial text [147] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [44] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka with Continuatio V; Prague, UK, VII.D.6 (1272)
Memorial text [149] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [45] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka with Continuatio V continued up to 1393; Utrecht, UB, ms. 786
Memorial text [151] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [48] Chronicles (i.e., Chronographia, Continuatio V and Summata Cronica Terre Gelrensis); Brussels, KB, ms. 10160
Memorial text [153] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [49] Chronicles (e.g. Chronographia) and other texts; Groningen, UB, ms. 119
Memorial text [159] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [50] Chronicles (Chronographia and chronicles of noble houses); Utrecht, UB, ms. 784
Memorial text [165] Chronographia Beke
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Text carrier [51] Parts of Chronographia by Johannes de Beke; Brussels, KB, ms. 3599-3601
Memorial text [168] Chronographia Beke up to caput 70h
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Text carrier [52] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1183
Memorial text [173] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [53] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; Brussels, KB, ms. 7420
Memorial text [174] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [54] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393 (1410); Utrecht, UB, ms. 1182
Memorial text [175] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1410
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Text carrier [55] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; The Hague, KB, ms. 130 C 11
Memorial text [178] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [56] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia with short continuation up to 1468; The Hague, KB, ms. 71 F 30
Memorial text [179] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia; parts replaced by the chronicle of the 'Clerc uten laghenlanden'
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Text carrier [57] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia up to 1393; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1803
Memorial text [181] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [58] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; The Hague, KB, hs. 75 B 14
Memorial text [182] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [59] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1421; Utrecht, HUA, ms. VI B 9
Memorial text [183] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia; parts replaced by the chronicle of the 'clerc uten laghenlanden'
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Text carrier [60] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; Cologne, HAK, ms. Chroniken und Darstellungen 337
Memorial text [184] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [61] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1477; Wolfenbüttel, HAB, ms. Cod.Guelf. 114.2 Extravagantes
Memorial text [185] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia; parts replaced by the chronicle of the 'clerc uten laghenlanden'
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Text carrier [62] Incomplete translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1371; The Hague, KB, ms. 130 C 12
Memorial text [186] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia (incomplete)
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Text carrier [63] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1432; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1802
Memorial text [187] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [64] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; Leiden, UB, ms. BPL 1010
Memorial text [188] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [65] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1478; The Hague, KB, ms. 130 C 10
Memorial text [189] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [66] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; The Hague, KB, ms. 75 H 35
Memorial text [190] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [67] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1426; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1801
Memorial text [191] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [68] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1456; The Hague, KB, ms. KA 112
Memorial text [192] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [69] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1393; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1184
Memorial text [193] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [70] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia continued up to 1408; Utrecht, UB, ms. 1804
Memorial text [194] Translation in Dutch of the Chronographia
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Text carrier [47] Chronicles (Fragments of Chronographia by Johannes de Beka and Continuatio V); London, BL, ms. Cotton, Titus D XXV
Memorial text [205] Chronographia Beke
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Memorial text in: [37] Chronographia by Johannes de Beka; Wroclaw, BU, ms. R. 184 [37]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • chronicle
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Chronographia Beke
MeMO memorial text ID 137
Pagination or foliation
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Folio(s)
  • Folio 1r to 78v
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Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1400-<1450
Argumentation
Specification First half 15th century. Carasso-Kok, p. 313.
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1340-<1355
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification The date of origin is debated. Shortly after 1346 (Bruch), 1340-1350 (Coster), 1351-1355 (Rutgers and Leupen).
Period covered by the memorial text
Date ca.658-1346
Argumentation
  • based on research
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification The earliest date of separate entries is the birth of St Willibrord.
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Language
Language
  • Latin
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Description of hands
Description of hands
Statement of responsibility Reverendis patribus et preclaris principibus dominis Iohanni episcopo sancte Traiectensis ecclesie, ac Wilhelmo duci palatino sive principi Hollandiensis provincie, Iohannes de Beke licet indignus, attamen clericus, pacem, gaudium et salutem.
Person(s)
Name Johannes de Beka (Jan Beke, Jehan van der Beka)
Sex male
Year of birth
Year of death
Role Author
Specification
Remarks 14th century cleric. By Hof and Bruch identified as a priest living in the Egmond abbey. Leupen argues he was a student and clerk mentioned in a Parisian cartulary. Cf. a record of Johannes de Beke, canonicus ordinis premonstratensis as rector of the church of Nyendamme (1316) and as a priest in Pijnacker (shortly before 1326).
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Specification Johannes de Beke has dedicated his work to Jan van Arkel (bishop of Utrecht) and Willem V (count of Holland).
Usage
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Depository inside the institution
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Order of the data in the text
Type of registration chronologically
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Filiation
Filiation Beka's chronicle was copied in a large number of manuscripts (in Latin, middle Dutch and French). It was also continued in different versions.
Narrative source containing one or more historical events
Type of narrative source chronicle
Short summary of the contents The history and acts of the bishops of Utrecht and the counts of Holland (middle of 7th century-1346).
Annual entries
Information regarding memoria
Type of memoria information
  • history of the heads of the family/superiors of the community/institution (succession series, i.e. gesta)
  • founders and benefactors
  • gifts
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Context
General historical information
  • religious and liturgical events (outside the community/institution)
  • political events
  • natural disasters
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  • building history
  • relations with ecclesiastical authorities
  • relations with lay people
  • foundation
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Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit Reverendis patribus et preclaris principibus...
Explicit
Explicit ...Wilhelmi duci sive palatino filio suo commendavit.
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Illustrations or decorations
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